Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:50 UTC, submitted by snydeq
General Unix Gary Anthes offers an overview history of Unix forty years since Ken Thompson banged out the first version in assembly language for a wimpy DEC PDP-7 minicomputer, spending one week each on the operating system, a shell, an editor, and an assembler. Also included in the package are a year-by-year time line of its evolution, and profiles of Unix giants David Korn, Rick Rashid, and Gordon Bell.
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assembler
by bullethead on Fri 5th Jun 2009 02:21 UTC
bullethead
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2005-07-10

It all starts with assembler, it all ends with assembler. Remember that and you'll succeed...

I've seen the power of pure assembler, there really is no match to that. You're fooling yourself with the human element if you accept anything else but pure assembler.

What is possible now with our modern chips and pure assembler is completely alien to many. Godspeed! Machine thinking=Machine Life.

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RE: assembler
by Huilo on Fri 5th Jun 2009 02:57 in reply to "assembler"
Huilo Member since:
2009-02-21

You should have written a haiku of it, you would have achieved true zen.

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RE: assembler
by wanderingk88 on Fri 5th Jun 2009 04:35 in reply to "assembler"
wanderingk88 Member since:
2008-06-26

Assembler? Back in my days we used to punch zeros and ones in a freakin' card.

Heck, Charles Babbage certainly didn't need no stinkin' assembler.

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RE[2]: assembler
by Doc Pain on Sat 6th Jun 2009 03:11 in reply to "RE: assembler"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Assembler? Back in my days we used to punch zeros and ones in a freakin' card.


In Eastern Germany, we didn't have zeros (because we didn't have anything); we had to use the letter O! :-)

Heck, Charles Babbage certainly didn't need no stinkin' assembler.


That's why he invented Babbage in, Babbage out. :-)

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